Re: names, symbols, and contexts

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg6193] Re: [mg6175] names, symbols, and contexts*From*: Allan Hayes <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>*Date*: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 02:53:28 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

murray at math.umass.edu (Murray Eisenberg) [mg6175] names, symbols, and contexts > Here's the problem: a symbol fname contains the name of a > Mathematica object, e.g.: > > fname = "myf" > > The question is how to determine the context of the object named > byfname (in our case, the context of myf). Murray, The following may help: ff = "hh"; hh = Tan; Context@@ToExpression[ff,InputForm, Hold] (*context of hh*) Global` Context[Evaluate[ToExpression[ff]] (*context of value of hh*) System` Allan Hayes hay at haystack.demon.co.uk http://www.haystack.demon.co.uk